Comedy channel Comedy Central (DStv channel 122) is hoping to bring smiles to the faces of underprivileged children and youth in South Africa thanks to its second laughter-packed comedy benefit, Comedy Central Cares.
Taking place at The Goliath Comedy Club, Melrose Arch on Thursday 25 August, Comedy Central Cares will include stand-up sets from top SA comics Joey Rasdien, Skhumba,Snooze, Eugene Khoza, and Donovan, Jason and Nicholas Goliath. Conjuring up some amazing magical comedy will be Mo Magic, while comedy newcomer Isabella Jane will have punters crying with laughter at her singing ventriloquism aided by sidekick, Rosie. Rounding out the evening will be a fun charity auction at which Comedy Central will auction off a range of lots. Further comedians will be announced shortly.
Jason and Donovan Goliath, ambassadors to Orange Babies, will act as MCs and celebrity auctioneers, persuading the great and good to part with their money for the two worthy causes. Lots include Trevor Noah’s grey silk tie from his first episode of The Daily Show, a signed photo of Lionel Messi, 4 nights’ accommodation for 2 people at the Tau Private Game Reserve, an hour in the studio live with Darren Simpson and the gang from 947’s Breakfast Express, a custom-made Marianne Fassler dress, a corporate gig by Goliath & Goliath, and a shopping and personal styling experience with the fashion editor at Zando.
Benefiting from the initiative will be Comedy Central’s nominated charities, Rockstart and Orange Babies.
Commented Evert van der Veer, Vice President, Comedy Central, Africa, ‘As a comedy channel based in Africa, we can think of nothing more fitting than using fun and laughter to raise funds for these two deserving causes. Our first benefit was well received and we look forward to generating more money that will help Rockstart and Orange Babies achieve their goals.”
Tickets for Comedy Central Cares are now available at Ticketpro from Monday 8 August, priced R 500. Doors open at 19:30 CAT.
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